Cyber Safe Charities 2017

Cyber Resillience Week 2017 Promotion

Cyber Essentials is the government backed certification scheme which encourages organisations to address the five core technical controls which, once in place, will help prevent 80% of internet born attacks.  IntaForensics will be offering the Cyber Essentials self-assessments at £225 plus VAT as opposed to the usual £300 plus VAT (Voucher code ‘CYBERRES2017’).

 

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IASME Governance includes Cyber Essentials assessments but includes additional security safeguards.  The IASME Governance standard is written along similar lines to the information security management standard, ISO 27001, yet is more practical for SME organisations.  This standard brings in additional checks such as physical security, staff awareness and data backup.  Charities will also be able to take advantage of IASME’s unique GDPR Readiness assessment which also forms part of the IASME Governance standard.

 

With the significant Data Protection changes next May, this is an ideal opportunity for charities to prove their readiness for the major changes which lie ahead.  During this campaign week, IASME Governance, to include Cyber Essentials and optional GDPR assessments, will be available to registered charities for £250 plus VAT as opposed to the usual £400 plus VAT (Voucher code ‘CYBERRES+GDPR2017’).

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To take advantage of this week-long promotion, applicant charities will require to:

  • Demonstrate their registered charity status through submission of their charity name and registered charity number.
  • Applications must be made during Cyber Resilience week, 11-15 September 2017. All applications must be received before 5pm on Friday 15th September 2017
  • Once application has been made between 11-15 September, the applicant charity must commence the assessment within one month.
  • Assessments must be completed and submitted by 30th November 2017.
  • The campaign discounts for ‘self-assessments’ Cyber Essentials only use code ‘CYBERRES2017
  • The campaign discounts for ‘IASME Governance’ Cyber Essentials and GDPR only use code ‘CYBERRES+GDPR2017

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials LogoCyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported foundation for basic cyber security hygiene.  The Scheme has been carefully designed to guide organisations of any size in protecting themselves against cyber threats.

The scheme offers two levels of certification, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus with a robust Assurance Framework providing an independent validation.  Cyber Essentials Plus provides a greater level of assurance following successful completion of external vulnerability testing.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self-assessment.  You complete an online assessment questionnaire which is approved by a Senior Executive.  Upon submission, IntaForensics will independent review and verify your responses and if successful, we will award you the requisite certificate(s) and badge(s) that you can display on your company website.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

This is the next stage of your security journey and involves both independent internal and external tests of your network and computers. You must have been awarded the basic Cyber Essentials certification before you can proceed with Cyber Essential Plus accreditation. Successful accreditation against Cyber Essential Plus provides a higher level of assurance that your organisation has a strong cyber security regime with correctly implemented controls thereby maintaining a robust defence against Internet-based attacks.

Why do I need Cyber Essentials?

Two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year (HM Govt.  Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016*).  With the average cost of a breach to a large business equating to £36,500, can you afford not to be safe?

Cyber-attacks on businesses large and small are a regular occurrence of daily life.  It is virtually impossible these days to read a news story or visit a news website and not read a report of another data hack, phishing attack, successful ransomware incident or the ‘accidental’ loss of valuable customer information.  A substantial amount of these costly incidents can easily be prevented by taking some simple steps and implementing a few basic controls.

Cyber Essentials is now mandatory for all central government contracts advertised after 1 October 2014 which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.  Even if you are not a government supplier, you should still seriously consider embarking on the Cyber Essentials pathway to ensure that your business has implemented basic cyber security controls and by doing so, you have mitigated against common types of cyber attack such as phishing and hacking.

What will the process look like?

IntaForensics are a Cyber Essentials Certification Body.  We would be delighted to assist and support your achievement of Cyber Essentials Certification.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self-assessment.  You complete an online assessment questionnaire which is approved by a Senior Executive.  Upon submission, IntaForensics will independent review and verify your responses and if successful, we will award you the requisite certificate(s) and badge(s) that you can display on your company website.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Following successful certification against Cyber Essentials, you may apply for Cyber Essentials Plus certification.  Discuss your requirements with us and once the assessment scope is determined, we will arrange a visit to your site by one of our consultants who will conduct a range of external and internal technical verification tests of your network and web application security.

As a result of the ongoing assessment, it may be necessary for us to advise you to make changes in order for you to successfully attain the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

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IASME

The Information Assurance for Small & Medium Enterprises (IASME) are one of the four HMG-appointed Cyber Essentials Accrediting Bodies.  The IASME Governance Standard, is risk-based, includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup and was recently recognised as the best cyber security standard for small companies by the UK Government.  If you take your cyber security seriously, you can also achieve certification against the IASME standard which, in addition to the Cyber Essentials requirements seeks additional evidence to cover your security management, staff, physical security and business continuity.

You can self-assess against both the Cyber Essentials and IASME requirements at the same time and, if successful, achieve both certifications.  As an additional bonus, successful certification will entitle you to Cyber Liability Insurance with a £25,000 indemnity limit (terms apply)

For more information about the Cyber Essentials scheme click here.

For more information about the IASME Standard click here.

CE Self-Assessment
£300.00
  • Access to a secure portal
  • Provision of a username and password
  • You complete and submit the questionnaire
  • Upon completion, we assess your answers
  • If successful, we issue you with the relevant certification
IASME Governance Assessment (CE & GDPR)
£400.00
  • Designed to be an affordable and achievable Alternative to the international standard, ISO27001
  • More suitable/practical for SME organisations
  • Risk-based to cover physical security, staff awareness and data backup
  • Includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and is available either as a self-assessment or on-site audit
  • Now includes a unique GDPR Readiness assessment
  • Allows small companies in a supply chain to demonstrate their level of cyber security
CE Self-Assessment with Remote Support
£500.00
  • Includes assessment fee
  • 2 Hour WebEx to support you through the process
  • You complete and submit the online questionnaire
  • Upon completion, we assess your answers
  • If successful, we issue you with the relevant certification
CE Self-Assessment with Onsite Support
£900.00
  • Includes Assessment Fee
  • One Full Day Onsite Consultancy-led Assistance
  • You complete and submit the online questionnaire
  • Upon completion, we access your answers
  • If successful, we issue you with the relevant certification

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